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Minami Restaurant

4.6
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1719 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yaletown, Minami Restaurant follows the pioneering footsteps of its sister restaurant, Miku, in delivering the innovative dining experience of Aburi cuisine to Vancouver's thriving food scene. Each piece of sushi is flame seared using a blowtorch and binchotan (oak charcoal), resulting in sushi with a smoky aroma and a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

From the kitchen, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are integrated into Minami's dishes to reflect Vancouver's diverse flavours. This culinary approach evokes both the passion and beauty of Aburi cuisine, as each dish is artfully plated on custom-designed Arita Yaki plate ware hand picked by owner Seigo Nakamura from the artisan town of Arita, Japan.

Minami Restaurant offers a dynamic space for both dining and entertaining, including two private dining rooms, a seated lounge, hidden garden patio, and sushi bar.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1719 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GwendolineD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you, we had a perfect evening and the care of service was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, and even better service

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Mnyo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Minami was my favourite sushi restaurant in Vancouver. This was the first time we went after pandemic and the quality of food and service have gone down. Rice used to be warm but it was pretty cool and the service was almost non existent unless called. Sushi and rolls used to almost melt in your mouth but wasn't the case this time around. And menu has changed as well a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and services never ceases to amaze! Pricey but it is worth every $$$.

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604Roc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Was so excited to dine in since the closure due to covid. Salmon oshi and aburi lobster/ scallops were cold. Dissappointing, but still tasty.

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DamianoS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Very good food but the service was not so fast because they managed many food take away

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, great care by servers & hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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vipBillR
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good choice for a nice sushi meal in Yaletown. Great service and the food was very good.

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vipFrancophile
Vancouver
92 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding meal.

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RichardE
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was awesome we will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite the Covid situation, Minami continues to provide top notch service and great food.

We had a lovely dinner on their patio was was quiet and private. Solid measures were followed to ensure physical distancing and customer/staff safety.

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vipRRRR
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great manager and they always take care of us!

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TSknit
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Missed your wonderful food establishment more than you know - third year celebrating a lifelong friends Bday -its a tradition and so happy we were able to keep the annual event going. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Minami!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience at Minami. Staff, food, and drinks are outstanding.

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Elwira
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great place, variety of choices however the sushi rolls have more rice than filling - fish/veggies.

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DanaH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Quiet and pleasant outdoor area for dining. Overall very good and highly recommended for high end tasty sushi.

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Nicck
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and outstanding food. Welcome back.

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DDan
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In light of the pandemic, it was nice to see Minami re-open with safety measures in place. My partner and I sat in the patio and everything was perfect from the service to the food.

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Kathleen
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food delicious as usual. Patio a great place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always

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FrankP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Good food but exceedingly expensive when compared to the,amount of food served. We had to order additional dishes just to be satiated. The wine too was highly priced for an inexpensive bottle of white wine. Presentation is lovely but if carcasses and flowers cannot be eaten they should not take up most of the room on your plate of a few thin pieces of sashimi. They should be more generous with their fish for the prices charged.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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vipAvRo
Vancouver
47 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The new spicy edamame is a treat!

The eggplant and red pepper nigiri are new favorites.

Bus service was good. Our primary server was hard to get a hold of.

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vipkk821
Vancouver
105 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here for a Valentine’s Date and everything was so delicious. We ordered the aburi beef carpaccio, the salmon oshi sushi, the Saba oshi sushi, the ebi oshi sushi, and the champagne roll. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the ebi aburi sushi - the citrus flavour complimented the ebi so well! We also ordered a matcha lemonade and a glass of nichol Pinot Gris white wine. Everything was simply delicious. The service was great too. We always have a wonderful time here and cannot wait to come back!

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Jelly
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

If you want a fancy sushi restaurant which serves sushi at expensive prices, with a nice ambience, than Minami is a good choice! However if you're looking for value and better tasting/quality sushi then you best venture elsewhere. I would recommend this as a place to try, or a place for a social function not for a place where you want good quality sushi for the price. I say this due to the fact the aburi sushi (top is seared) came to us cold, as if it was sitting there waiting for a server. The sushi rice was also cold, as if it was taken out of a fridge not too long ago. I guess it was my fault for coming here with high expectations as I knew the sushi came with a high price point. The Service however, was great! Very friendly and water glass was constantly topped up and each sushi roll came with an explanation of what it was. However, service can only go so far. I can say I am glad I tried Minami but for the price point I will gladly go to other sushi joints that offer the same if not better sushi at better prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything is fine just the food servicing is a little bit slow

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vipAmanda
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Didn't really enjoy the flavor of their "famous" salmon roll. Overall, it was a very underwhelming experience, and we left disappointed. Out of all of the meals we had over a week of vacation in Vancouver and Whistler, this was the least favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Minami is the best sushi I’ve had. We are not from Vancouver and when we get the chance to make it up there, we always go to Minami without a question!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and drinks
Impecable service

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great, but the restaurant was really noisy

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CIIP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both thumbs up for food quality, service, and ambience. Will surely be back!

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JaneA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Philippino male server was awful. Never going again

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HSVanBC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My friend and I did the Dine Out Vancouver, lunch and it was as expected. Delicious and everything came out at a timely manner and each dish was well described by all the servers. Thank you to all for this great experience.

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GaryY
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and experience. They found out we had gotten engaged the day before and brought us complimentary champagne and dessert to celebrate.

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CarolL
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at to Minami! Quality of food is always great and we are always reminded that we should come back more often! All of the Aburi sushis are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive. I just hope he mentioned his name when he approached the table. Food was a hit or miss. Overall, it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Service was horrible. The server did not even greet us until 20 minutes later when we were ready to order she served another customer that just sat down. We were not even give water then. She even got our order wrong. She was more interested in hiding in a corner flirting with the manager. I will never go back to Minami. Miku is so much better and I suggest that anyone considering going to Minami to go to Miku instead.

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CarolR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our absolute must visit every time we come to Vancouver!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Minami offers high-quality sushi and sashimi and beautifully presented dishes. Their food and service are consistent every visit. We definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone!

FAQs

Minami Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Minami Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1719 OpenTable diners.

Minami Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://minamirestaurant.com/gift-cards-cakes/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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